Eight Reasons to Retire in Alicante
Eight Reasons to Retire in Alicante
When we think about what would be the ideal place to live our retirement years, the goal is to find a place where you can enjoy a quiet life with all the needs within reach and without having to be rich.
Several cities in Spain always end up in the world rankings' best positions from this perspective. Today we are going to talk about Alicante, and we will tell you why retiring in this beautiful coastal city of the Costa Blanca is one of the best options.
1. Unbeatable weather
The Alicante's climate is truly unbeatable. The city has over 300 sunny days a year. Its summer climate is dry and hot, while in winter the weather is mild thanks to the proximity to the sea and the mountains that protect the city from the cold air. Therefore, you can enjoy a pleasant climate throughout the year, which is especially important for seniors who suffer during freezing or too hot days. The annual average temperature is 18.5 degrees.
2. Low cost
Another essential aspect to decide where to retire is the cost of living. Alicante has favourable prices in this sense: not only real estate prices (both purchase and rental) are quite low, but other living costs such as transportation or food are also moderate.
3. Excellent beaches to relax
When it comes to retirement, many people look for a place on the coast, since the sea and the beach always create a sense of tranquillity. Alicante is enviable from this point of view since it has a wide variety fine sand and crystal clear beaches. Many of these beaches wave a Blue Flag, which ensures that they are safe and clean. The city of Alicante has spectacular beaches, such as the beautiful Playa del Postiguet and if you want to get away from civilisation, near Alicante, you will also find unspoiled beaches where you can enjoy solitude and lots of peace.
4. Endless day trips
Alicante is also a perfect location to enjoy all kinds of excursions. Near the city, you will find different natural parks with mountains where you can enjoy a day in nature. From Alicante, it is also straightforward to make cultural trips to visit beautiful cities of the province or the magnificent castles of the Costa Blanca.
5. Fantastic cultural wealth
Alicante also has a vast wealth of historical and cultural heritage. From the Iberians through the Romans or the Arabs various cultures have contributed to the development of the city. This is reflected in the architecture and artistic heritage of the town, and can be seen especially in the old town where there are various exciting monuments and museums.
6. Singular gastronomy
One of the great pleasures of life is to be able to enjoy vipant and healthy gastronomy. In Alicante, you will have the luck to enjoy a varied diet, since you will have access to fresh products from the sea and also vegetables or good meat that come from the inland areas. The Alicante rice and the seafood paella are world famous and eating in many restaurants is quite affordable even if you are living on a pension.
7. Ideal for sports
In Alicante, the excellent weather allows you to practice sports throughout the year. Among the different options, it has a large number of golf courses and also the possibility of sailing, both are quiet activities, ideal to enjoy during retirement.
8. Festivities and traditions
Alicante is also a place with lots of fun. Every year, different internationally known festivities are celepated, such as the Bonfires of San Juan during which the city is filled with sporting events, music, theatre shows, where fireworks are not lacking.